I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching demonstrating the transformative power of stitch. Abstraction is a persistent and insistent force. Working improvisationally, I capture the essence of my subjects to impart a sense of wonder of the natural world and a strong affinity to place.
Daily walks are a creative habit integral to my studio practice whether I am home or travelling. By closely observing my surroundings, and taking hundreds of photos, I have a bountiful inspiration bank that informs my work. I also embrace the serendipity factor. From the dye pot, to the design wall, to the sewing machine, I am always open to the possibility of a glorious accident.
Join Brenda for 3-hour live, interactive workshops optimised for the Zoom platform. The following workshops with groups and Guilds that are open for non-member bookings. Please contact the organiser directly to book your place:
Check out the Global Quilt Connection which showcases teachers from around the world available for virtual workshops, on-demand classes and presentations.
Brenda Gael Smith
Contemporary Textile Art
PO Box 4033, Copacabana
NSW 2251 Australia
Tel: +61 412530190
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2 October – 4 December 2021: View Centre of the Arts & Culture
23 October 2020 – 9 January 2022: Schweinfurth Art Center NY
until 14 November 2021: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
25 September – 7 November: Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre